Volleyball at UEL

Our team has a wealth of experience with a number of NVL Super League players, NCAA experience from some of our US players and some with international experience at youth and senior levels.

The programme attracts some of the country's best players to the nation's capital who gain access to an elite programme of coaching and support.

Both the Men's and Women's programmes consistently finish in the top 5 in the country with the programme supporting both Indoor and Beach Volleyball throughout the year.

The programme has also allowed our best male and female players to compete internationally in tournaments such as the 2018 EUSA European University Beach Volleyball championships in Portugal, following them winning their respective student cup competitions.

UEL's commitment to player development have led to the University achieving Volleyball England senior academy status with a number of players gaining professional contracts overseas upon graduation. Our partnership with Malory Eagles allow players to also compete in the Volleyball England Superleague.

The teams have NCAA Division 1 Championship winning players from Long Beach state, plus many players with NCAA division 1 and 2 experience. There is former senior international players who have represented Bulgaria and Romania at Indoor and Beach volleyball respectively, plus former cadet England players.

Volleyball players high-fiving each other.

Men's Team

  • Ewan Hardy
  • Olafs Matjusenoks
  • Morgan Williams
  • Rodel Rivera
  • Kris Orzarski
  • Ebenezer Adoubi
  • Juan  (JJ) Rosa
  • Francis Kokoros
  • Chithapol (Kai) Dugquem
  • Kailum Rinaldi
  • Louis Hedlund

Women's Team

  • Eleftherra Katsampouni
  • Brenda Ogiakha
  • Eboni  Mitchell
  • Alvie Co
  • Khadra Ahmed
  • Widad Nassiri
  • Chloe  Allen
  • Alyssa  Andreno
  • Rebecca Rawlinson
  • Margaret Latchford
  • Kiki James
  • Kelsey  Clark
  • Selena Batiste
  • Shana  Rayside
  • Steph Boyce

The Performance Programme

UEL's support programme allows a flexible approach in terms of allowing access to its services. We take a holistic approach and crucially our services are year round and uncapped meaning a student can access as much support as they need. All members of the High Performance Athletics Programme will receive:

  • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
  • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning training and private access to scholar strength and conditioning facility Aqua East.
  • Active recovery and yoga Sessions.
  • Gold membership at SportsDock.
  • Lifestyle and performance workshops.
  • TeamUEL leisure and gym kit.
  • Access to of sports science support, including nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics.
  • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.

Applicants who make a successful sports scholarship application may be eligible for a bursary up to £6000 per annum (bursaries may be higher for exceptional applicants).


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Coming from the United States, its encouraging to see UEL providing its athletes with a top of the line facility & training support to allow them to excel. The environment allows international student-athletes to continue to grow physically and academically.

Kristyna Lindovska,

UEL Volleyball Scholar and Czech Republic Youth International

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The UEL volleyball club consists of 2 men’s and 2 women’s teams who train and compete weekly in BUCS leagues. We accept every level and ability.

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